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Programs and Support Organizations

This organization serves as a central resource of information and products to the community of Parent Training Information (PTI) Centers and Community Parent Resource Centers (CPRCs), so that they can focus their efforts on serving families of children with disabilities.

Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD), is a national non-profit organization providing education, advocacy and support for individuals with ADHD. In addition to the website, CHADD also publishes a variety of printed materials to keep members and professionals current on research advances, medications and treatments affecting individuals with ADHD. There is also a Portland Metro Chapter.

New location: 6443 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy., Portland, OR 97221 (503) 452-8002

The Children's Program provides clinical services to children, adolescents and families with developmental, behavioral, emotional, educational and/or certain medical concerns.

Decoding Dyslexia Oregon is a grassroots movement driven by Oregon families and educators who recognized the need for conversations with our school districts and policymakers regarding dyslexia. We strive to raise dyslexia awareness, empower families to support their children, and improve resources for students with dyslexia in Oregon public schools. There is also a national website.

Friends of Quinn is an online community that offers resources and support for young adults with learning differences (LD), as well as for the people who love them. Founded by Quinn Bradlee, filmmaker and author of A Different Life, a book about growing up with LDs, our mission is to connect the LD world.

The mission of the International OCD Foundation (IOCDF) is to help everyone affected by obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and related disorders to live full and productive lives. The aim of the IOCDF is to increase access to effective treatment, end the stigma associated with mental health issues, and foster a community for those affected by OCD and the professionals who treat them.

This national, non-profit organization advances the education and general welfare of children and adults of normal, or potentially normal, intelligence who manifest disabilities of a perceptual, conceptual or coordinative nature.

The National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) is committed to improving the lives of all people with learning difficulties and disabilities by: empowering parents, enabling young adults, transforming schools and creating policy and advocacy impact. We envision a society in which every individual possesses the academic, social and emotional skills needed to succeed in school, at work and in life.

The Child Development and Rehabilitation Center (CDRC) staff specializes in diagnosis, assessment, and intervention related to disorders affecting development. CDRC services include comprehensive, multidisciplinary, integrated evaluations; individualized treatment planning; educational and behavioral consultation; and medical and psychopharmacologic interventions.

The International Dyslexia Association is an international organization that concerns itself with the complex issues of dyslexia. The IDA membership consists of a variety of professionals in partnership with dyslexics and their families. There is also an Oregon Branch.

Oregon Partnership's mission is to educate and enable Oregonians to build safe and healthy communities by providing and supporting drug and alcohol prevention education and treatment referral services. Programs and services include HelpLine, YouthLink, Resource Library and Community Tools.

Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities is a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering the parents of children with learning disabilities (LD) and attention-deficit disorder (ADHD). The website provides information from experts, practical advice and support from parents, and inspiration from successful adults living with LD and ADHD.

The Tourette Association of America (formerly known as the Tourette Syndrome Association) is a national non-profit organization working to make life better for all people affected by Tourette and Tic Disorders.

Fifteen nonprofit organizations joined forces to support parents of the one in five children with learning and attention issues throughout their journey. With the right support, parents can help children unlock their strengths and reach their full potential. Understood's goal is to help the millions of parents whose children, ages 3–20, are struggling with learning and attention issues. We want to empower them to understand their children's issues and relate to their experiences. With this knowledge, parents can make effective choices that propel their children from simply coping to truly thriving.